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ARTS: Saints and sinners

Adonias Ocom’s halos fall on unusual suspects Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Normally, a saint is a holy or pious person. In ordinary speech, it might mean someone known to be good or morally upright. Not so, says Adonias Ocom. The painter sculptor has an ongoing exhibition at Afriart Gallery, …

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Newcastle rock Manchester United, Liverpool sink Saints

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Liverpool cemented their top four place with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday. United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders …

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FATIMA: 500,000 attend pope’s canonisation of child shepherds

Fátima, Portugal | AFP |  Some 500,000 worshippers gathered in Fatima Saturday to watch Pope Francis declare two child shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago saints, the Vatican said. Altogether, about 500,000 people were present, the Vatican said in a statement, quoting local authorities — …

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Pope greeted by thousands on Fatima pilgrimage

Fátima, Portugal | AFP |  Pope Francis called for harmony “among all people” Friday after arriving at Portugal’s holy site of Fatima where he was greeted by thousands of pilgrims gathered to mark 100 years since child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary. The Argentine pontiff flew into the …

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